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Girls from a previous camp   Invitation for the Missionary Camp 2024 in Uganda The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA)/ White Sisters invite you for their yearly Missionary camp of their aspirants in Adjumani Arrival: Tuesday 3rd September 2024 afternoon Departure: Saturday 07th September 2024 morning Venue: Redeemer Primary School Theme: “COME AND SEE” (Jn 1, 39) What to bring? A Bible, book, pen, your toilet Items: soap, tooth paste, body oil Contribution: You can contribute to your stay with whatever you have in kind or cash you want for share with your friends Contact us: 0760107480 / 0700697930 Kindly confirm your participation by a message by the 15th of August     Girls from a previous camp

    The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa invite you Saturday 8 June 2024 at 4pm, Espace Michel Voisin 9, rue Michel Voisin in Sceaux (92 330)   The story begins in Brittany… In the middle of the 19th century, the woman who was to become Mother Marie-Salomé, the first Superior General of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa, was born. She grew up in Plouguerneau and at the age of 24 left for Algeria to join the young congregation founded by Cardinal Lavigerie. There she lived in a community of joy, sharing and prayer. She died at the age of 83 in 1930. Under her leadership, the congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa, known as the White Sisters, became established in many African countries, serving the people. ‘Doing what God wants’ was the life program of Mother Marie-Salomé (1847-1930).   Becoming…

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  This weekend we will speak Polish! THEME: “TO BE A MISSIONARY SISTER OF OUR LADY OF AFRICA… WHY NOT ME?” A vocation weekend for women between the ages of 18 and 35 wishing to discern their vocation and get to know our congregation a little better. DATES:  From 16 to 18 February 2024 in Lublin. For those who are willing, there is the possibility to arrive earlier or to extend the stay. PROGRAMME: – Meetings with other young people who are discerning their vocation; – Meetings with the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa from the Lublin community; – Presentation of the charism of the Congregation and learning about the missionary work of the Sisters; – Time for personal and community prayer with the Word of God; All this in an international and intercultural atmosphere.   USEFUL INFORMATION: This is a proposal for women who want to get to…

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  The following beautiful testimonies were sent by Sr. Alice Geron from Belgium. She met the young people from the parish who were participating in WYD in Lisbon, on their return she asked if they could give a testimony. There were 4 young people from their pastoral unit accompanied by Sr. Odette, Sister of the Holy Family. Please find below the testimonies of Lucily and Trixia (2 sisters) and Lynne.   Testimony of Lucily, 15 years old Standing in front of the buses with my huge rucksack, I was still wondering if I was ready, if I had all my things. But I wanted to give myself over to the adventure of this WYD in Lisbon. The three coaches leaving BXL were heading for Paray-Le-Monial and Lourdes, our stopovers before Lisbon. At Paray-Le-Monial, where more than thirty apparitions of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary took place, the basilica made me…

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  First Saturday of the month and the first day of April, but not ‘April Fool’s day’ at all, because it was also our Mission Saturday. Whereas usually these meetings are held on the second Saturday the festive time changed the habit somewhat. We began the meeting with our friends by an encounter with the Word of God. We pondered and shared the Sunday Gospel. Then we took time to get to know each other, our names, countries of origin (it was multinational!). We sang a Lenten song in English and some even got the opportunity to try playing an African instrument. I don’t think it was easy at all! While munching on delicious snacks, we chatted with people we hadn’t seen for a month or more, or with new people. Holly then introduced herself to us, explaining the meaning of her name and talking about the country she comes from,…

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    The MSOLA as experienced by a young woman in a silent retreat in Lublin Poland. The White Sisters in Lublin, Poland, started December quite busily! On Friday evening 2nd December, we 3 young women made ourselves at home in their house, beginning a 3-day retreat in silence. The theme of the recollection was taken from the 43rd chapter of Isaiah, in which the Lord explicitly says – “You are precious in my eyes and I love you!” Shortly after our arrival, in order to better prepare ourselves for the upcoming meditations, we familiarised ourselves with the retreat schedule and, later that evening, we were invited to enter into silence. Of course, the norm in this situation is to completely disconnect from all electronic devices and other appealing things such as books or the on-going World Cup. We greeted Saturday morning with a breakfast in silence, after which we…

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In Rwanda there were two sessions of “Come and see” and here we share three comments from the participant. The first two testimonies are from Butare and the third from Kigali. “Dear sisters! Receive our greetings from Rwanda in Butare community! We are very grateful to God for the warm welcoming we received from the sisters, the joy and happiness we have experienced with them. We were touched by their openness during the three days of session. We were also happy to see them living together from different countries, cultures and with different ages. This increased our desire to continue Journeying with the sisters and to join them. We were seven young women. We finished our S6 this year and we are waiting for the result. Care for us in your prayers. Each one of us was very touched by the MSOLA Charism and apostolic work, like working against Human…

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  Dear Friends, we warmly invite you to the first post-summer meeting of „Missionary Saturdays”. We start on 8 October at 10.00 a.m. in our house ( Chodkiewicza Street 9, entrance from  Powstańców Śląskich Street 30/32, Lublin) Here is the programme of the meeting: 10.00 Common prayer and sharing of the Word of God 11.00 Integration, announcements and preparation for Holy Mass 12.00 Holy Mass – Fr. Mateusz Ignacik SJ 13.00 Common meal and washing up 14.30 Adoration We look forward to seeing you!  

  “Come and see” is an invitation that God launches to anyone who wants to know his plan of Love. In our community in Burundi, this summer 2022 we organized two missionary sessions for girls who feel attracted by our missionary vocation and who seek to know for what project God created them, and how they can engage in his life, to respond to the Will of God. From July 12 to 15, the session was for students studying at the second level, we call them “pre-finalists”, there were 4 girls, plus Evelyne, our young postulant who came from Congo for her leave and who is preparing to leave for Burkina Faso. From August 8 to 12, the missionary session was for girls who have finished high school and who have many questions about their future. There were 9 girls from different regions of Burundi. The sisters of the community,…

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This month was marked by a missionary vocation camp where we welcomed 20 girls coming from different parishes of our diocese of Moundou and wishing to know our congregation. They are interested in a missionary and apostolic life. The session was from August 7 to 12. The themes were: “Ecological conversion with Jesus” and “What are you looking for?” Each of us participated in the session and gave our part according to the proposed themes. In these two themes, we find that what marked the young people is that ecology is a question of loving and taking care of creation, starting with oneself. And for the second theme, vocation is to live a happy life with others and for others. We had the joy of sharing with them about our congregation: charism, spirituality and why we were founded by Cardinal Lavigerie. After that we had a day of sending on…

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